With the sad state of the US economy and over 1.3 million home foreclosures, this affordable “house” that can fit in your pocket is probably not a bad idea just in case you need an emergency shelter. Hopefully none of our readers have to go through such a terrible experience.
The pocket-sized portable “house” is the creation of Martin Azura, a Barcelona based designer, whose work focuses on being minimalistic and environmentally friendly. The so-called “house” is basically a large balloon that can fit in your pocket and be used as a shelter in case you can’t make it home and decide to sleep outdoors or something like that.
The balloon “house” is made of metalized polyester material, which self inflates when unfolded and with the help of body heat or heat from the sun. Within minutes, you’ll have a shelter. And once inside the balloon, the polyester material reflects your body heat to keep you warm. And if reversed, the material will reflect the sun and keep the interior cool.
This thing could actually be pretty useful to many countries that are constantly hit by natural disasters.